George J. Rathfelder, 86, of Fremont, OH passed away on Monday, February 19, 2018 at the Cleveland Clinic. He was born June 14, 1931 in Fremont to Frank and Florence (Rufty) Rathfelder. He was a 1949 graduate of Fremont Ross High School.
George married Peggy Wright and she preceded him in death in 1974. He then married Margaret Hull. He married Nancy F. (Metz) Welsch on August 24, 1990 and she preceded him in death on June 4, 2013.
George served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was awarded Korean Service Medal and UN Service Medal. He was a life-long farmer and a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church; Clyde and Fremont VFW; Fremont Moose and Eagles, the American Legion in Sandusky and the Ohio Farm Bureau. George enjoyed camping and hunting, especially hunting deer. He loved his dog, Zoe, cat. Socks and old country music.
George is survived by his daughters, Debbie (John) Nicholas, Fremont, OH and Pamela S. (Robert) Rahm, Catawba Island, OH; significant other, Doris Adams, Fremont sister, Joanne Rathfelder, Fremont, OH; sister-in-law, Mary Rathfelder, Old Fort, OH; grandchildren, Justin (Rebecca) Vinson, Michael (Tiffany Tang) Vinson and Caleb (Jessie) Goodwin; great grandchildren, Austin, Justine, Rylan, Logan, Kyler Vinson, Liam Gensler and Cassidy Goodwin.
He was preceded in death by his parents; 1st wife, Peggy Rathfelder; 2nd wife, Nancy F. Rathfelder; siblings, James ,Ralph, Irvin Rathfelder, Edna Hufford and Ruth Nighswander; infant brothers, Johnny and Harold Rathfelder.
Visitation: Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m. at Wonderly Horvath Hanes Funeral Home and Crematory, 425 E State St., Fremont, OH.
Service: Monday, February 26, 2018; 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home.
Burial: Oakwood Cemetery with military honor’s provided by the American Legion and V.F.W.
Memorials: Donor’s Choice
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Rick & Jan (Roth) Albaugh
Sending love and prayers for all the family.
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Cinda Rosenberger McGilton
I’m so sorry for your loss!! It’s so hard to lose a parent. I loved hanging out with the family, our parents had so many good times!!! Praying for peace!
Cinda Rosenberger McGilton
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Edward, Sandra and Donald L. Schultz
I’m so sorry to hear about George’s passing. I know how much he meant to you. What an amazing man. I will cherish the times we spent together and never forget all the stories he shared with me. He will be truly missed.
Amy Michael Leadford
Debbie, So very sorry to hear of the loss of your father. May he rest in peace.